The veil -- what it means to Muslim women.The Muslim veil has become a lightening rod. Here's an interesting article about it by Muslims.
Most newspaper articles turn this into a black-and-white debate. This article gives more of the cultural side of the veil.
The Quran says that all Muslim men and women must dress modestly. This is translated from the concept of hijab (meaning ‘covering up' in Arabic) that widely interprets male modesty as wearing loose clothing and covering the area between the navel and the knees and female modesty as covering everything except the face, hands and feet in the presence of men they are not related to.